Moreen Cunningham and Aaron Taber were arrested for Jacksonville Grand Theft of an $850 Chihuahua. In Jacksonville, Florida, Grand Theft is a felony if the property stolen is worth more than $300. Cunningham took the puppy, and Taber stated that he could not stop her.
Depending on Taber’s involvement in this Jacksonville Grand Theft, he may be charged as a principal. If a Jacksonville criminal defendant is charged as a principal, he will be treated as if he committed the same crime as his Jacksonville co-defendant. In this case, Taber will be treated as if he committed the Jacksonville Grand Theft if:
- Taber had a conscious intent that the Jacksonville Grand Theft be committed, and
- Taber did something to assist or encourage Cunningham to commit the Jacksonville Grand Theft.